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that lit up twitter more than anything else was a comment by mitt romney how he would cut spending to pbs. the debate was hosted by pbs' jim lehrer. >> i'm sorry, jim. i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs, big bird and i like you, too, but i'm not going to keep spending things and borrow money from china to pay for it. >> reporter: after the comment was made, there were 17,000 tweets per minute for the words "big bird ,," 10,000 for pbs. this debate really dominated twitter more so than either of the conventions. it was really pretty incredible. i'll have more on that and more from what the candidates had to say about medicare, taxes coming up at 5:30. back to you. >> really interesting. fall pledge drives have started at your local public tv and radio. >> big bird will have to take a pay cut. >>> we had a couple of former local politicians watch the debate in our studio last night. former congressman tom periello of virginia conceded mitt romney won the night but he may have to pay the price for his strong performance. >> his policy positions a
seemed to make up for the debate, taking jabs at his opponent's comments about cutting funding to pbs. >> for all you moms and kids out there, don't worry. somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. if you'll vote for me in november, we will win a fairfax county again. we'll win virginia again. we'll finish what we started. >> at george mason university, surae chin, 9news now. >> simply gorgeous day out there today. here's a live look outside right now as the sunsets. erica is out on the weather terrace. erica, the rest of the evening going to be nice, too? >> it is. we'll see temperatures p a little bit, of course, because the sun has gone done. otherwise, it's looking fantastic. i don't need a jacket yet. i love it. all right, we do have some concerns for the allergy sufferers. the mold spores are very high right now. everything else is low. i do expect the ragweed to start going up again in the near future, though, because it is ragweed season. today we got up to 83 degrees. well above our average and with low humidity today, too, it just felt fantastic. when i step back in
by mitt romney about how he would cut spending to pbs. the debate was hosted by pbs' jim lehrer. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs and other things. i like pbs, big bird and actually like you too, but i'm not going to keep spending money on things and borrow money from china to pay for it. >> reporter: this debate turned out to be the most tweeted event in u.s. history. 10.3 million tweets in total. the big bird comment you just heard generated 17,000 tweets per minute. wow. mike? >> people are apparently passionate about big bird. >> reporter: who knew people loved "sesame street" so much, right? >> no doubt. i never doubted it. >> we all grew up on "sesame street." kristin fisher live in our satellite center. >>> every debate includes a little stretching of the truth so to speak. did mitt romney or president obama do that when they were talking about taxes? derek mcginty watched the debate with our partners at "u.s.a. today." take a listen. >> reporter: there was a lot to talk about regardless, a lot of facts out there, especially this $5 trillion in tax cuts.
to television. the moderator happens to work for pbs as well. >> i'm sorry, jim. i'll stop the subsidy to pbs. i like big bird. >> at big bird romney, he promised to run in the 2016 elections if he got 10,000 retweets. possibly elmo can be vice president. >> : a whole cabinet of sesame street characters. >> this several different parodies. >> i like big bird but i would probably vote for elmo over big bird. >> why? >> elmo has a great personality. >> i think grover has the edge. >> grover is grumpy. >> he's not empty. >> oscar is grumpy. >> that's who it is. its abeen a long time since i've tuned in. >> -- it's been a long time since i've tuned in. >> let's get to the temperatures. we have some rain showers working through the area. light rain in the district and as you get south here down into parts of southern maryland, we'll get into rain showers as well. waldorf, la plata, you will likely see some showers here shortly. this will be pushing across out towards calvert county. light showers moving across the city out towards bridge county and eventually anne arundel county as well. what is happ
. >> good. so i'll get rid of that. i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidize to pbs. i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs, i like big bird, i actually like you too. >> of course social media blew up on that big bird comment. it wasn't long before a new twitter account popped up, the handle fired big bird. big bird even posted this picture of himself on the "sesame street" stoop holding a will work for food sign. >> so who was telling the truth in the debate last night? we'll do some fact checking when jonathan strong of roll call joins us in our next half hour. >>> some of the other top stories we're following for you this morning, a meningitis outbreak is killing people across the nation, including here in maryland and virginia. two people have died in those states, and the cdc says the number of cases has risen to 26 nationwide, killing a total of four people. the outbreak is a rare form of the infection stemming from a steroid injection used to treat back pain. now, the steroid was made in massachusetts. it's since been recalled. >>> a 17-year-old boy dropped his bro
, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i like pbs. i love big bird. i actually like you too. >> the social media blew up right away on the big bird comment. it wasn't long before a new act popped up, the new handle fire big bird. big bird even posted this picture holding a will work for food sign. >> thousands of people already follow that. it is crazy. >> it is amazing. 24,000 followers now just from that comment. >> it is amazing the things people latch onto and it blows up and it becomes a big deal. it was just a comment. but people do what they do. >> so somebody put that picture together, i guess. >> look at the poor kids. >> oh, no! >> he wasn't saying to get rid of pbs or sesame street. he was just saying it would pull away the funding that the federal government gives. but people take it and run. whatever. >> look at tucker. >> everybody loves big bird. big bird is safe. weather forecast, starting off with cloud cover. we've got some humidity out there to start your day as well. some warm temperatures but changes today. we'll get drier air working in later this after
stop the subsidy to pbs. like big bird, but i g on thingsep spendin that we have to borrow money for.china to pay there was a picture of what big bird holding a sign on the internet saying we will work for food. he has gained $22,000. a spokesman person for twitter the debate was the most about event in u.s. history. >> he will visit virginia today. he and paul ryan holding a rally tonight with a country singer. president obama will return to the campaign trail. he will speak in denver and at wisconsin iny of madison. vice president biden visiting iowa. stay with abc 7 for complete of the presidential race. atk for us online as well >> per vigil tonight to remember of the sniper attacks 10 years ago. it's at the united methodist n gaithersburg to honor the 10 people died during the three weeks. john allen mohammed and lee boyd malvo were convicted. malvo is serving a life sentence in a virginia prison and his accomplice was executed. funeral mass today for a two sonsoman and her o were shot and killed by the father.'s family members and friends your last night for petersons
anything about that. >> reporter: and the president slammed romney for saying he would cut funding to pbs. >> we didn't know that big bird was driving the federal deficit. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney will meet again in less than two weeks for a town hall-style debate. for cbs news, the white house. >>> and tomorrow morning, president obama will be in fairfax at the rally center for the arts concert hall. >>> all right, we are following breaking news for you right now. people are all trapped inside and ken ken is live with the latest on that. ken? >> reporter: yes, we are talking about a three-story building. you can see what it looks like right now. firefighters are still hitting some hot spots right now. the fire has been knocked down. still firefighters here on the scene. the folks are still outside. and i want to bring in now the chief as well as the d.c. fire chief here. talk to us about what happened here. >> our units arrived on the scene from the second and third floor. we had a man jumping from the is educational background -- from the second floor. >> okay, you h
's comments about cutting funding to pbs. >> elmo has to watch out, too. governor romney plans to let wall street run wild again, but he's going to bring down the hammer on sesame street. >> and finally, it's what supporters had hoped he would have brought up at the debate, the 47% comment made by romney at a fund raising event missing the portion of americans expected to vote for the president. >> it takes more than one party. it certainly can't happen if you are willing to write off half the nation before you take office. >> surrounded by supporters. >> we are strong and we're going to contin fighting forward. >> mr. obama hopes to keep the swing state of virginia blue for the second time in 48 years. >> if you'll vote for me in november, we will win a fairfax county again. >> at george mason university, surae chin 9news now. >> as you know, there are two more presidential debates. the next scheduled for tuesday, october 16. >>> the new estimate puts the deficit for the 2012 budget year at $1.1 trillion. this is the fourth straight year of trillion dollar deficits under president
to be in support of that. one of the things that stuck immediately was he is looking to cut pbs. i can't imagine anyone going growing up without reading rainbow and sesame street. i didn't feel specifics. >> your former u.s. army officer, you served in the united states military. you now work in i.t. you are a supporter of president obama. this was a domestic issues debate tonight. what we didn't hear was any talk about what either one of these candidates would do in finding jobs for veterans. was this a glaring admission? we have a new generation returning to this country from war, but yet we heard no talk of how veterans were going to be provided for in jobs in this economy. >> fortunately, the president has a very clear record of supporting veterans both on the economic side and on the actual defense side. so since it was an economic debate on domestic policy, veteran job act, which the president strongly supported, which was to incentivize businesses to recruit and hire veterans who are just coming back from our wars, getting on active duty. also on the clean energy side, the president has
would make as president. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs. i like big bird. i actually like you, too. but i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for. that's number one. >> that comment definitely ruffled some feathers. in fact, someone created a twitter handle "fired big bird." he or she has sent out several tweets and pictures, fired big bird has already more than 23,000 followers. >>> the vice presidential candidates will face off in their only debate a week from today. it will take place at center college in danville, kentucky. the maryland congressman chris van holland has been playing the role of paul ryan. >>> the next presidential debate will be on october 16th in long island, new york. the second debate will take place on the campus of hofstra university and will be in the format of a town hall meeting. that means undecided voters will ask the questions. the candidates will focus on foreign and co-do mdomestic pol. >>> tim kaine is opening up a gap in the virginia
cuts he'd make as president. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i like pbs. i love big bird. i like you, too, but i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for. that's number one. >> well, that has sparked several big bird twitter accounts and twit pics. one user has used the handle fired big bird and tweeted this picture. it already has more than 23,000 followers. the race is tightening in two of the bat ground states, according to the latest nbc news "wall street journal" maris poll. in virginia, the president leads mitt romney by 2%. that's within the margin of error. he led there by 4% last month. the race is even tighter in florida. president obama leads his republican rival by just 1%. and we'll have much more on last night's debate throughout the morning. nbc news senior political editor mark murray will join us live later this morning to break down what the candidates needed to accomplish and whether they were successful. >> let's go to melissa live at the news4 news desk. >> we've just learned first lady michel
took at the sesame street bird.ter big >> jim, i'm sorry, i will stop the subsidies to pbs. i love big bird and i like you, not keep spending things and boring money from china to pay for it >> . several big bird accounts popped up on twitter last night. one of them include a picture of the sesame street character holding a sign saying "will work food." that accounts has received $22,000 overnight. >> we don't want to see a big burden lose his job. >> absolutely. he has been working on sesame street for so long d doing good job. awesome. >> a spokesperson from twitter presidential debate is tweeted about a political event in u.s. history. with abc 7 for complete the presidential race and look for updates at >> a developing story from fairfax county. a teenager's family members desperate for clues into what led to his disappearance. 17-year-old bryan glenn was last morning dropping his brother offense school. police later found his car at a park, but no sign of the teenager. john gonzalez is live this morning at woodson high school. is a student and was last seen. >> that's ri
for the debate, taking jabs at his opponent's comments about cutting funding to pbs. >> for all you moms and kids out there, don't worry. somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. >> a resounding approval. >> bring down the cost of college tuition. we need -- >> janice likes the sound of that. a george mason university senior struggling to pay her way. >> i'm glad he is very passionate about students here everywhere. >> it is a dead heat in the too close to call swing state of virginia. the gallop pole has mr. obama with a slight lead, but a new poll out today shows romney with a 1% edge in the commonwealth. the question will be, can the president keep virginia blue? >> we will win a fairfax county again. we'll win virginia again. we'll finish what we started. >> at george mason university, surae chinn, 9news now. >> and the second presidential debate is scheduled for tuesday, october 16. >>> now we have breaking news for you from florida where there was a massive accident. a huge pileup. 30 to 40 vehicles involved on a highway overpass. all southbound lanes on i-75 shut dow
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a fresh coat of paint. jim lehrer of pbs is prepared to moderate. andrea mitchell joins us now from denver. you know, they have three debates coming up. we're hearing that tonight's is going to be the most important. why is that? >> reporter: well, it's the first. wendy, this is the first chance we have to see these men face to face. they've been trading charges back and forth as well as their surrogates through speeches, stump speeches and also the campaign advertisements. this is going to be the first time they challenge each other. this format is designed to let them do exactly that. you'll not have opening statements. there are two-minute closing statements from each of them. but they'll be able to question each other, all on domestic policy. but we're told mitt romney does want to try to bring benghazi into the mix. they think there's an opening there to weaken the president by what went wrong in libya by that fatal attack. >> the race has tightpened nationally a little bit. two of the three battleground states is a statistical tie at this point. yet romney is still considered an unde
attacked romney's plan to cut subsidies to pbs and he said romney's positions were so different from what he said in the past he didn't even recognize who he was debating. >> whoever it was on stage last night doesn't want to be held accountable for what the real mitt romney has been saying for the last year. >> reporter: and again vice president biden gave the romney campaign another nugget to jump on. >> obama and biden want to raise taxes by $1 trillion. guess what? yes, we do. >> reporter: biden says the superwealthy need to pay more in taxes. romney says that would kill jobs. in washington, susan mcginnis, 9news now. >> forget the elephants for republicans and donkeys for democrats. there's an election going on in the dog and cat. the washington animal rescue league has this an its website. take a look right there. if you want to cast a vote for bark obama, he's the tricolor hound for south carolina. there's also mittns romney. 8-week-old little kitty cat. here's what you do. you go to and you can pick your animal. >> cute, very very cute. >> love it. >> that's election you
think mitt romney has just lost the pbs vote, so who knows what that's going to mean in some of these battleground states. >>reporter: we're going to get some reaction from some of the students over here. the professor just told you guys what you're going to talk about in class this morning. your reaction to anything that you saw last night, comments, concerns, change your mind, anything. >> well, big bird for me was obviously the winner. i mean, he basically broke twitter. but the big loser in my opinion was definitely jim lehrer, though. i felt bad for the guy. i really sympathized with him. >> what about you? >> what stuck out for me was the line of attack that obama decided to take against mitt romney. he didn't mention the 47% comments that he should have mentioned, didn't mention romney's job record in massachusetts when they started talking about jobs, didn't mention bain capital once. obama was on the defensive much more than he was on the offensive, didn't dispute mitt romney's $716 medicare claim which has some truth, accuracy debate to it. he had a full opportunit
claim the moderator, jim lehrer are of pbs was basically too right-wing and acting in concert with the romney campaign somehow, which is denial to a level that is truly amusing. bill: if that is the one observation you have i'mcuriousu observe this. this is al gore talking about the altitude in colorado, specifically the city of denver. roll this. >> obama arrived in denver at 2:00 p.m. today, just a few hours before the debate started. romney did his debate prep in denver. when you go to 5,000 feet -- >> exactly. >> and you only have a few hours to adjust. >> that is interesting. >> i don't know, maybe --. bill: did you hear that voice in the background, that's interesting? now, it is true, and it is factual he left vegas around 2:00 in the afternoon. but just on the face, what do you think of that? >> well that may be its effect on vice president gore. i think the president is in peek physical condition. i think he could probably handle 5,000 feet. this is why the president had a problem in the macro explanation, is, people like al gore, suck up to the president. every presi
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